Watch for Ghosts: ICBC reminds drivers of pedestrian safety heading into Halloween

Vancouver, British Columbia — With the streets soon to be flooded with trick-or-treaters, ICBC is reminding drivers to keep an eye out for tiny ghouls roaming the roadways as we enter a seasonal uptick of pedestrian-involved crashes. According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities occur between October and […]

VIP List: New requirements for OPP-affiliated tow operators

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police has announced that they are launching a new towing program, separate from the GTA Tow Zone Pilot, to update how the police request services from tow operators. By Nov. 1, Ontario Tow and Storage Service Operators (TSSO) interested in providing tow and storage services to the OPP (e.g. […]

Unexpected Co-pilot: Vancouver driver flips car after getting spooked by spider

Vancouver, British Columbia — Like religion, politics and spiders present a mixed bag of opinions, but one driver in north Vancouver decided to go and just flip out about it. That’s not a joke; a driver in north Vancouver encountered an unexpected eight-legged passenger in her car on Monday and opted for immediate evacuation of […]

MOMS House: Ontario gov. increases suspension for stunt driving to 30 days

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario government is hoping that the recently beefed up MOMS act will help teach a lesson to all the stunt drivers out there who may have doubted that their one week grounding could be extended to a whole month. On Sunday, new rules came into effect surrounding the Moving Ontarians More […]

Last Ride: N.C. Corvette sale called off due to meeting with bottom of ditch

Greenville, North Carolina — Breakups can be ugly; you can spend years together, form a bond that you think is unbreakable—and then next thing you know you’re upside in a ditch. This is the story of a man and his Corvette. Spencer Everette of Greenville, N.C. was supposed to sell his 2020 Corvette Stingray the […]

Step Up for Safety: Transport Canada announces $12 million in funding for road safety projects

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, announced a call for proposals on Friday offering up to $12 million in funding for initiatives that help promote road and vehicle safety. According to the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program, the government will be distributing funds to organizations who develop projects that promote road […]

Cop shop: Repairing emergency vehicles has its own peculiarities

Police cars crash too. In fact, the nature of police and other emergency work may lead to higher-than-average accident rates.

By Barett Poley Orillia, Ontario — December 8, 2016 — What happens when a police cruiser is in a collision, or a local ambulance is involved in a crash? Emergency vehicles have a far higher chance of becoming damaged in a collision than a passenger vehicle does, due to the high-risk nature of the work […]